Cascata delle Marmore

Cascata delle Marmore

The Cascata delle Marmore is an artificial waterfall, created in 271 BC and commissioned by the Roman consul Manius Curius Dentatus. The goal was to develop the marshy reeds on the plateau and to provide the river Nera in the valley with water during the dry season.

The total height of the Cascata delle Marmore (165 meters) makes it one of the largest waterfalls in Europe and the largest artificial one in the world. A path along the waterfall allows visitors to walk to the top of it.

The source of the Cascata delle Marmore is the water of the river Velino on the plateau. The waterfall is only active a few hours every day, because most of the time the water is diverted to a hydroelectric power plant. For a schedule with visiting hours, go to www.marmorefalls.it.

Distance from Podere Luchiano ca. 40 km / 50 minutes by car.